Beilschmiedia micrantha Merr., Pl. Elm. Born. (1929)

Latin for 'with small spines'.

Beilschmiedia micrantha var. latifolia Merr.

Upper canopy tree up to 44 m tall and 103 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves alternate to opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 2 mm diameter, white-yellow-pink, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 21 mm long, blue-purple, fleshy drupes.

In undisturbed mixed dipterocarp and coastal forests up to 200 m altitude. Usually on alluvial (periodically inundated) sites and along rivers, but also on hillsides. On sandy to clay soils. In secondary forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant tree.

In Borneo collected in Sabah and East-Kalimantan.

Local names
Borneo: Medang.